The Truth About Hypnosis
Hypnosis is a powerful therapeutic tool for accessing the subconscious and super-conscious mind to achieve desired changes and personal goals. It was first recognized as an effective healing modality by the British Medical Association in 1955 and then by the American Medical Association in 1958.
Despite its awesome power, there are few procedures less understood, or more plagued by misconceptions.
Hypnosis is not sleep, unconsciousness, mind control or even magic. No one can become "stuck" during hypnosis. There is no surrender of control. No one can be made to reveal secrets or other private information while in the hypnotic state. No one can be hypnotized against their will or be forced to do something that goes against their own morals.
HYPNOSIS IS 100% SAFE AND NATURAL. All hypnosis is self hypnosis. The hypnotic state is the same as daydreaming, being in meditation, prayer or reverie.
What could be more safe and natural than using the power of your own mind?
Hypnosis is now considered to be a state of "selective thinking" where the client chooses to experience only what is relevant to the task at hand, blocking out everything else. It may also be described as guided concentration. The guidance may be provided by a qualified hypnotist or in the case of self hypnosis, by the individual.
I am often asked if most people can be hypnotized. The answer is yes, at least 95% of people who choose to experience hypnosis can be hypnotized. There is of course a small number of people who cannot be hypnotized; these include people who have I.Q.'s of less than 70, people who have a severe mental illness and people who really do not want to be hypnotized, this is almost always due to a fear of being controlled.